Feeling the need to wake your brain up with stimulating photography in the midst of a dark and cold January? If you live in Belgium, we have some events for you!
The next weeks are dense in photo events ranging from exhibitions, artist talks, and symposiums. We’ve listed the events that have caught our eye. See you there!
Conversation with David Claerbout
Led by Christoph Wiesner, Artistic director of Paris Photo
BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION – VILLA EMPAIN
Centre for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
B – 1050 Brussels
7€ for the members of the Circle of the Villa
4€ for students under 26
WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY 2018, AT 7 PM
The Algiers’ Sections of a Happy Moment, major work of the exhibition Ways of Seeing, interprets an ephemeral moment in a long slide show which slowly unfolds on a musical background. Belgian artist David Claerbout revisits the process behind this piece and his conception of photography during a conversation led by Christoph Wiesner, Artistic director of Paris Photo
The second edition of PhotoBrussels Festival will take place from 17 November 2017 to 20 January 2018 on the theme of portrait.
The selection for 2017 includes world famous photographers as well as young talents emerging on the Belgian and European artistic scene: between 15 and 20 artists for some 200 photographs on display.
In addition this year, PhotoBrussels Festival has invited photography students from La Cambre and the Antwerp Fine Arts Academy to display their work on portraits, a thought process inspired by their professors who will give a conference open to the public on this occasion.
To radiate all over Brussels, PhotoBrussels Festival has integrated 5 galleries and cultural centres in the Festival … of portraits
Fusée de la Motographie de Brussels
Hangar Art Center
18 place du Châtelain, 1050 BXL
Thursday, 11.01.2018- 16:00-20:00
As part of PhotoBrussels Festival the “Fusée de la Motographie of Brussels” opens its 100 small doors with an installation of 100 photographers from this flat country. Fusée de la Motographie isn’t a physical place, but a traveling museum in the vein of Duchamp and his box-in-suitcase. A portable museum. Intimate, visual, and tactile performance.
The boxes were made by our trainees in our wood workshop Recyclart FABRIK.
The following artists will be showcased:
THOMAS NOLF / MARIE SORDAT / FRANCOIS GOFFIN / MAX PINCKERS / MICHEL CLAIR / BIEKE DEPOORTER / JOSEPH CHARROY / ANTONIO JIMENEZ SAIZ / ISABELLE DETOURNAY / AURORE DAL MAS / FRANKY VERDICKT / STEFAN VANTHUYNE / DAVID WIDART / NICK HANNES / SOLAL ISRAEL / MICHELE MATYN / ARNO RONCADA / RAPHAEL CARETTE / NICOLAS CLEMENT / CHARLOTTE LYBEER / KATHERINE LONGLY / CHRISTOPHER DE BETHUNE / ISABELLE PATEER / CHARIF BENHELIMA / BERT DANCKAERT / HANA MILETIC / PAULINE MIKO / OLIVIER CORNIL / SIMON VANSTEENWINCKEL / LARA GASPAROTTO / ANNE DE GELAS / MASSAO MASCARO / CEDRIC VAN TURTELBOOM / THOMAS VAN DEN DRIESSCHE / SEBASTIEN VAN MALLEGHEM / VINCENT DELBROUCK / COLIN DELFOSSE / MATTHIEU MARRE / LAURA LAFON / LEONARD PONGO / DRIES SEGERS / ANNABEL WERBROUCK / CAMILLE CARBONARO / HAKAN SIMSEK / TJORVEN BRUYNEEL / CONSTANCE PROUX / TOM CALLEMIN / ZAZA BERTRAND / TITUS SIMOENS / MILES FISCHLER / OST COLECTIF / GEORGES VAN GEORGES / JAN ROSSEEL / SANDRINE LOPEZ / NICOLAS BOMAL / JULIE VAN DER VAART / DIETER DE LATHAUWER / SATORU TOMA / LAETICIA BICA / DEBORAH CLAIRE / BEATA SZPARAGOWSKA / MATTHIEU LITT / MARIA BAOLI / FABIEN SILVESTRE SUZOR / LUCA DEROM / BENOIT DE PIERPONT / MARC WENDELSKI / ALAN TEX / WIM WAUMAN / JULIE CALBERT / NICK GEBOERS / CHRYSTEL MUKEBA / PAUL D’HAESE / JIM CAMPERS / CAROLE MELCHIOR / PHILIPPE HERBET / MARTIN GALLONE / TEO BECHER / ADINA IONESCU-MUSCEL / LEO SEYERS / IAN DYKMANS / DAVID UZOCHUKWU / BOUMEDIENE BELBACHIR / VEERLE FRISSEN / JOSEY DAKOTA / NANO WALLENUIS / VALENTINA STELLINO / HELENE AMOUZOU / BERTRAND CAVALIER / ARCHIVES REX / MATHIEU VAN ASSCHE / KATLIJN BLANCHAERT / FREY MAES / JULIE SCHEURWEGHS / GERT JOCHEMS / THOMAS VAN DEN BERGHE / OPHELIE FRIBERG / SIMON DARDENNE / SARAH VAN MARCKE / FILIP DE SMET / ALJOCHA HAMERLYNCK / YVES ANDRE / PETER DEKENS / NATHALIE VISSERS
Exposition Where I Find Myself in the company of Joel Meyerowitz!
18.01.2018 – 20:00 – 22:00
Tickets: YOU MUST RESERVE (5,50 € / 4,50 € / 3,50 €)
Botanique is happy to welcome Joel Meyerowitz who will give a talk at the closing of his exhibition. It’s the perfect moment to catch this fascinating collection of photos by a master of photography.
You must reserve a seat, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02/226.12.18
Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938) was born in New York City and began taking photographs in 1962. Although he has always seen himself as a street photographer in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank (he is the co-author of the standard work on the genre, Bystander: A History of Street Photography, 1994) he transformed the mode with his pioneering use of color. As an early advocate of color photography (mid-60’s), Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance.
Meyerowitz’s first book, Cape Light (1978), is a much beloved classic of color photography and has sold more than 150,000 copies. And in Wild Flowers (1983) he also demonstrated a comic appreciation for the blending of nature and artifice on ordinary city streets. He later turned his attention to portraits (Redheads, 1991), and landscape (Tuscany: Inside the Light, 2003). More recently, Meyerowitz has spent three years capturing wild areas in New York City’s parks. Selections from the project were exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York (2009-10), and they have been published in Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks (Aperture, 2009).
Meyerowitz was the only photographer to be given unimpeded access to Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11. The images he captured have formed the foundation of a major national archive, and an exhibition of selected images has travelled to more than 200 cities in 60 countries.
Throughout his career, Meyerowitz has since produced over a dozen books, and a full survey of his career was published by Phaidon in 2010. Additionally, in 1998 he produced and directed his first film, Pop, an intimate diary of a three-week road trip made with his son, Sasha, and his aging father, Hy.
Among Meyerowitz’s first important exhibitions were those at Eastman House, Rochester, in 1966, and “My European Trip” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1968. He represented the United States at the Venice Biennale for Architecture in 2002, and he has been the recipient of over a dozen awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. His work can be found in many major public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Minderbroedersgang 5, 2800 Mechelen
Duration: Saturday 27 January 2018 – Sunday 15 April 2018 – 13:00
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday 13:00 – 18:00
Photography is generally described as a referential medium, picturing what was, what was going on. Only rarely does one refer to photography as an imaginative or narrative genre. However, many contemporary photographers play with ideas and techniques that are usually associated with fiction. In the past decades we have found many examples of a consciously constructed and staged photography, and not just in the visual arts.
In our own country too, we recently find photographers who take enigmatic photographs that leave room for possible imaginative speculations of the observer himself. This exhibition wants to ask the question if and why there should be a discrepancy between fictitious and factual aspects of photography.
With Koen Broos, Katrien De Blauwer, Filip Dujardin, Tine Guns, Pieter Huybrechts, Charlotte Lybeer, Ives Maes, Michèle Matyn, Jo Op de Beeck, Max Pinckers, Veronika Pot, Nicolas Provost, Bruno V.Roels, Arno Roncada and Lieven Segers.
Symposium: The Individual, The Political and The Photobook
Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerpen
Reserve your seat on the FOMU-website
On Thursday, February 1st, 2018, Fotomuseum Antwerpen – FOMU hosts ‘The Individual, The Political and The Photobook’, a day filled with inspiring talks and discussions about the role of the contemporary photobook in the so-called documentary genre. This international symposium is organised by Stefan Vanthuyne within the framework of the Belgian Platform for Photobooks, a research project at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, with the support of the research groups Thinking Tools and ArchiVolt.
Photobooks today, through thorough attention to design, image selection and sequence, have become a perfect medium for complex and layered visual stories. In what has become a noticeable trend, more and more photographers experiment with the book in terms of both form and content to push the ideas and boundaries of the documentary genre. A highly subjective, sometimes autobiographical approach appears to be key to all of this, turning the individual experience into the political – and vice versa.
Photo Friction asks the question if and why there should be a discrepancy between? Fictitious and factual aspects of photography?
With: Koen Broos, Katrien De Blauwer, Filip Dujardin, Tine Guns, Pieter
Huybrechts, Charlotte Lybeer, Ives Maes, Michèle Matyn, Jo Op de Beeck, Max Pinckers, Veronika Pot, Nicolas Provost, Bruno V. Roels,
Arno Roncada, Lieven Segers.